A little about what I do

Feature writing

Telling business stories in a regional, national and international context.


Helping clients to tell their stories and explain complex ideas so that they are easily understood.


Collating copy from various sources, creating editorial style guides and editing for accuracy, clarity and consistency.

From the blog

Merchants of Norwich: on the trail of the city’s lost fortunes

Merchants of Norwich: on the trail of the city’s lost fortunes

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in Business, Cities, Norwich, Travel & Tourism, Writing

Here’s my recent travel story for The Independent, a lockdown-friendly tour of our fine city of #Norwich. My quest for clues takes me through the medieval streets of one of East Anglia’s finest cities. It’s a fascinating story: for hundreds of years Norwich was England’s richest provincial city. But just when the rest of the […]

Work in progress during lockdown: DG Jones and Partners, Lebanon

Work in progress during lockdown: DG Jones and Partners, Lebanon

Posted by on Nov 17, 2020 in Built environment

I’ve been working with DJ Jones and Partners on a series of projects recently.  Their core business is construction consultancy, with very high-profile projects across the Middle East and beyond, so working remotely during #lockdown hasn’t been too much of a change from business-as-usual. But then there was the huge explosion in Beirut’s harbour. The company’s main […]

Life in lockdown – exploring Norwich’s history

Life in lockdown – exploring Norwich’s history

Lots of us have been rediscovering our home patch during the first Covid-19 lockdown. Now we’re back into lockdown again, I’ve been exploring the Colegate area in the oldest part of #Norwich – a thousand years of history in just one short walk. And it’s quite a rollercoaster, from fabulous wealth to near-bankruptcy and back […]

Trams in Norwich? Brilliant idea

If they work for Padua, they’ll work for our fine city. I’m joining the debate about trams for Norwich – and I’m all for modern tram systems. Cities around the world are battling to solve the problems of urban traffic jams and filthy air conditions – it’s not unique to Norwich. So it makes sense […]

Qatar – the Barzan Gas Project

Qatar – the Barzan Gas Project

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Business, Energy, Energy sector, Writing

I’ve been in Doha, Qatar, writing about the $10.4bn Barzan Gas Project for RasGas. Working with The Point again and other media partners, we’ve been developing a commemorative book – 166+ pages – over a period of around six months. Barzan is one of the world’s largest natural gas projects to date, and the book […]

Work in progress: Italy feature

Work in progress: Italy feature

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Business, Energy, Writing

I’m finalising the latest “country” feature for RasGas magazine. It’s focusing on Italy’s economy and I’ve uncovered a lot of surprises. In the north, in regions like the Veneto, business is booming. Italy is changing fast, so it’s not the poor relation in Europe that you might expect. Far from it, I’m finding… The story will be published in […]


Working with public and private sector clients regionally, nationally and internationally

Arcadis, Netherlands • British Standards Institute (BSI) • The Cabinet Office • Capgemini • Crown Prosecution Service • Department for Education and Skills • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) • HM Treasury • House of Commons • IACCM (International Association for Commercial and Contract Management), USA • DG Jones + Partners, Lebanon • London Borough of Lambeth • The National Archives • NHS Executive • Norfolk County Council • Office of Government Commerce • Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) • RasGas, Qatar • Strategic Forum for Construction • The Scottish Parliament • The Stationery Office (TSO) • Van Haren Publishing, Netherlands.

More about Jane Chittenden

For more than 25 years I’ve been immersed in words. Beautiful books and typography have always been my passion. But words are what I love best: words that tell stories, explain complex ideas, make sense of things. Words that pinpoint a message perfectly.

Effective writing isn’t as simple as it looks, especially the challenge of identifying the key messages, the things that really matter. That’s where innovative thinking makes a difference.

There’s a craft to effective writing too: attention to detail. The right words, in the right order, applying the rules of ‘house style’ but not making a straitjacket of those rules.

To keep up to speed with the fast-changing world of business writing, I’m a member of the writing collective 26.